Batman discovers a subterranean colony of children in the sewer system dominated by the insane Sewer King.
Did You Know?
The villains of this episode seem to draw heavily from the X-Men's 'Morlocks' - a group of mutants who live in the sewers and resort to thievery - among other activities - to survive. The main difference being that the Morlocks acted as a family of sorts who did what they had to survive without fully understanding their actions as bad vs good whereas the Sewer King enslaved children to do his bidding while fully understanding that his actions were immoral. See more
When the Sewer King grabs a child and accuses him of "talking," he leads the child (wearing a white shirt and blue shorts) to lock him in the room with the lights in it. The child that had cried out (due to injury) had been wearing all orange. The boy in the blue and white clothes was the one who wrapped his ankle. See more
And after all I've done for you ungrateful little monsters, I took you in when nobody else would have you! It is I who care for you, I who provide for you, and only I who knows what's good for you! Would you rather I send you back into the light? Back to those who hurt you and sent you away? There will be nothing to eat until Frog is found! Now, out with you! OUT WITH YOU!
Batman The Animated Series
Written by Danny Elfman & Shirley Walker See more